[thelist] junk entry into forms (captcha?)

Steven Streight steven.streight at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 08:59:57 CST 2007

This is a major concern for us bloggers, who get swarmed by spambots in our
comments, and even trackbacks, guestbooks, etc.

Just be sure that the captcha, the word verification, or character
recognition tool, the Turing Test does_not_have_too_much_visual_noise. It is
a bitch trying to submit a comment, much less an order, when you have to go
through 7 different versions of the captcha, until you finally "type it in
correctly". Man, there are times you cannot tell a "j" from an "i", and so
forth. Real freaking annoying, so be very careful.

For blogs, you generally don't need captcha, if you have comment moderation
w/delayed posting.


Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
Web Usability. Blog Revolution. Ecommerce.

steven [dot] streight [at] gmail [dot] com


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